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The National Finals Rodeo Returns to Las Vegas
November 20th, 2017

Shine up those cowboy boots as MGM Grand will once again host the “Home of the Champions” and welcome the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2017 as they ride into town for their 59th annual championship series. Check out all the activities below:

Autograph Sessions

Get up close and personal with some of the biggest stars of the rodeo circuit on December 15 and 18 in the MGM Grand lobby. Meet the cowboys, such as 13-time all-around champion Trevor Brazile; three-time world tie-down roping champ Tuf Cooper; and five-time steer-wrestling champion Luke Branquinho in action. MGM Grand is the Home of the Champions and home of everything NFR.

MGM Grand ‘Roster-Cowboys’

December 8 & 15

10 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

The Tie-Down Ropers

December 9

Noon–2 p.m.

Gold Buckle Zone


Stop by the new Gold Buckle Zone and enjoy free viewing parties, giveaways and live entertainment nightly. MGM Grand is the Home of the Champions and everything NFR.

December 7–16

5 p.m. to 2 a.m.



Double Wide

Double Wide is a rockin’ country western show band that features members of the Boogie Knights band. One of Southern California’s premier country cover bands, this act combines the showmanship sensibilities of a classic rock act with the heart and soul of pop and classic country. Double Wide performs country hits from artists such as Big & Rich, Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr., with a driving rhythm, seamless vocal harmonies and virtuoso instrumentals. Get ready to line-dance and rock out!

December 7–16 (Three Nightly Performances)

9:15 p.m., 10:25 p.m., 11:25 p.m.

DeeJay Silver

RCA Nashville recording artist Dee Jay Silver has been a top touring DJ/remixer/producer for the past 15 years, having played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. The groundbreaking open-format DJ/performer has thrilled millions with his unique ability to blend all types of music, from hip-hop and rock to house and country, as well as with mash-ups and remixes, for crowds of all sizes. Silver has been traveling the world playing every kind of event and venue from the largest nightclubs, high-profile celebrity parties and exclusive private events to massive sporting events, award shows, major music festivals and arena tours.

December 7–16 (Nightly)

Midnight–2 a.m.


WNFR Free Live Viewing Parties

Swing by the David Copperfield Theater to catch all the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo action live, and enter for a chance to win rodeo tickets and great prizes from Wrangler and MGM Grand.

December 7–16 (Nightly)

5:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m.

Rodney Carrington

Rodney Carrington is a multitalented comedian, actor and writer who has recorded eight major label comedy albums, selling more than 3 million copies. According to Pollstar, Rodney has been one of the Top 10 highest grossing touring comedians for the last decade and among the Top 4 or 5 for the last several years; Carrington is on track to be in the Top 5 again in 2017. He regularly performs to sold-out crowds across the U.S. and Canada. His latest Netflix special, Here Comes The Truth, was released on October 3, 2017. His latest album, also titled Here Comes the Truth, is available on Itunes and Google Play. (For mature audiences only!)

December 7–16 (Nightly)

10 p.m.

Please visit mgmgrand.com/nfr for more details.